What advice did I give my son when he asked me about tools to help him not feel so stressed? I told him to watch and pay attention to what is happening "now" in the present moment. I told him to focus on the sounds in the street, the smell of the trees, the changing leaves and even the feeling of his own feet on the ground.
Allowing others to shine a light on our blind spots, particularly with respect to our faults, teaches us how to become better conversationalists, better listeners, and ultimately, better people in general. What we learn about our blind spots may not always be pleasant, but it can open up a whole new world we never even knew existed.
I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.